The 2020 Le Mans 24hrs Watching from Home Thread

The 2020 Le Mans 24hrs Watching from Home Thread

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icepop

1,170 posts

167 months

Monday 21st September
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Alex@POD said:
rider73 said:
grrr i think I've watched the ant and dec af and clio add thousand times now on Eurosport ad breaks
The very reason I paid a month's subscription to eurosport player, so I could watch it without adverts! To be fair, I got it to watch the bike 24h originally, but not having adverts has been great.
Why didn't you all just select the option of uninterrupted coverage, that was offered as standard on the Euro player screen, not a single Geordie in sight........or sound, as I think the commentary is great, tried RLM, but was just a load of old men rambling about 1970's, fine when at the circuit, where the alternative is French, but aweful compared to he Euro sport guys, far more insider knowledge, and a good amount of humour to keep you going.

mstrbkr

8,026 posts

158 months

Monday 21st September
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Don’t you think people tried? When someone has done something that appears to you to be really stupid, there is always a logical explanation.

As someone pointed out in this very thread, watching Eurosport via amazon did not provide the option for uninterrupted.

FredericRobinson

2,239 posts

192 months

Monday 21st September
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WEC app was well worth it for £9, uninterrupted pictures and decent commentary for the periods when RLM were getting the balance of blether and race coverage out of line.

icepop

1,170 posts

167 months

Monday 21st September
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mstrbkr said:
Don’t you think people tried? When someone has done something that appears to you to be really stupid, there is always a logical explanation.

As someone pointed out in this very thread, watching Eurosport via amazon did not provide the option for uninterrupted.
Read his post, he said he used a monthly Euro sport player sub, as did I , and avoided all the adverts. I don't assume someones stupid, but quite often if you wait, confirmation comes along !!!

mstrbkr

8,026 posts

158 months

Monday 21st September
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icepop said:
Read his post, he said he used a monthly Euro sport player sub, as did I , and avoided all the adverts. I don't assume someones stupid, but quite often if you wait, confirmation comes along !!!
Woops boxedin

Hold my hands up to that one.

Agree with the post about, £9 on the WEC app or website was simply awesome value for the 18 hours I watched.

n3il123

1,874 posts

173 months

Monday 21st September
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mstrbkr said:
Agree with the post about, £9 on the WEC app or website was simply awesome value for the 18 hours I watched.
I might try that next year, I used the Eurosport month pass so got uninterrupted stream with RLM, but at times some of the Le Mans "ads" were getting pretty tiresome, that and having to try and sync the two streams, which seemed to get worse and worse through the race.

Rob c6

5 posts

3 months

Monday 21st September
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My dogs went mad every time the vw night vision ad came on, couldn't work out what was going on until I actually watched it.
22 hours in Eurosport were explaining what the 3 lights on the side of the car were for and were clearly a bit tired as they kept catching each other out. I preferred the picture via Sky on the big screen and the WEC feed on the phone. I think it was Bruno the track commentator on the French audio and he was great at following what was actually happening rather than tweet harvesting.
Unfortunately my wife now has had 1664, merguez, big screen, no queues for the loo, comfy bed

Rob c6

5 posts

3 months

Monday 21st September
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All without crossing the channel - so camping next year might be a harder sell!

Alex@POD

5,195 posts

175 months

Monday 21st September
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I thought the Eurosport commentary was dire! Quite a lot of the time it's like they weren't watching the race that they were commenting on. And I'm not a fan of Tom Gaynor's delivery.
I appreciate that they were on all night, with short breaks, but if that's a paying job you have to be on the ball...

TurboRob

146 posts

133 months

Monday 21st September
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FredericRobinson said:
WEC app was well worth it for £9, uninterrupted pictures and decent commentary for the periods when RLM were getting the balance of blether and race coverage out of line.
Yep, worked very well for me too and I did the same as you, switched between RLM commentary on Sonos/TV muted, then WEC app commentary.

I left my chromecasting from my iPad to TV for the full 24hrs and it never dropped/slowed down or glitched once. Very impressive.

I leant my login to my brother and Dad too; there was no problems with three people logged-in/watching coverage from three different locations in UK.

lowdrag

10,904 posts

173 months

Monday 21st September
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RLM. Could not find it on FM at all here at Le Mans. An old LM driver and journalist told me they were broadcasting from Corby this year, so perhaps there was no RLM on site. I assume you all were streaming it. I never want to go through another year like this one though. The Marie Celeste.

Truckosaurus

Original Poster:

7,869 posts

244 months

Monday 21st September
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I think the only people on site were the couple of Eurosport pit reporters, all the other commentators were at their homes.

RLM said something about their FM transmitter being somewhere that would be out of bounds to the TV people so they couldn't ask someone who was going to be there anyway to set it up etc.

LM240

3,396 posts

178 months

Monday 21st September
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lowdrag said:
RLM. Could not find it on FM at all here at Le Mans. An old LM driver and journalist told me they were broadcasting from Corby this year, so perhaps there was no RLM on site. I assume you all were streaming it. I never want to go through another year like this one though. The Marie Celeste.
There won’t have been RLM being transmitted on FM with this years situation. I don’t think they were even physically there. I picked it up via TuneIn app.

Though to be honest, I stuck with the WEC app team in the end. I found myself getting a bit worn out with the RLM coverage, with Hindhaugh particularly getting on my nerves.

I don’t mind the memorial roll call before the start, but it was virtually up to the race start where perhaps a bit more coverage of what’s going on and build up would be nice. I also find it hard to believe he can’t get through it without choking up quite so much, every single time.

At the circuit I’d say RLM in brilliant, but perhaps that’s because your choice is that or nothing.

kel176506

165 posts

147 months

Monday 21st September
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Me and my crew had a fairly good crack at making it at least feel like Le Mans... setting up in a friends garden, we made the most of the weather with the TV outside, RLM streamed over Eurosport, plenty of beer, cooked everything on the BBQ, watched till late chatting rubbish and camped in the garden (cold!). Woke up and repeated until the reality of it being a Sunday in the UK dawned.

The race wasn’t a classic in my opinion, lacking some of the overall battles that you get really stuck into, although apart from not having to queue for showers and the toilets, even the hangover and today’s exhaustion feel like Le Mans weekend happened but...

I sincerely hope things are back to normal for 2021 though, it’s my favourite event of the year and there is so much we missed about the weekend not being in France.

Anyone know when the ACO will contact member to notify them tickets are on sale for 2021?

Great Dane

2,454 posts

126 months

Monday 21st September
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lowdrag said:
RLM. Could not find it on FM at all here at Le Mans. An old LM driver and journalist told me they were broadcasting from Corby this year, so perhaps there was no RLM on site. I assume you all were streaming it. I never want to go through another year like this one though. The Marie Celeste.
They were not on site Graham Goodwin said that the app commentators were the only ones there... Eurosport were in London

Great Dane

2,454 posts

126 months

Monday 21st September
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mw88 said:
Really missed the sound of the Corvettes this year.

Hoping the new hyper car rules next year bring some decent competition back at the top, and Peugeot returning for 2022. LMP1 has been struggling for years, but only 5 cars this year is sad.
the new corvette sounds nothing like the old one - the days of the rumbling V8's are gone

Chrisgr31

11,885 posts

215 months

Monday 21st September
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The commentary for ACO members was onsite as far as I could tell. Certainly said they were and appeared to be with some of thir guests

Parabola

1,788 posts

157 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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At least no one got a speeding ticket on the drive back through France!

wsn03

1,532 posts

61 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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My mate and I rented a house in Brackley - just seemed near enough to both homes and a bit away from it all.
Had a brilliant weekend from Thursday to Sunday - ate too much, drank too much, had a big TV etc

Another of our group watched it on TV and enjoyed it that way so much he asked if we could rent a UK house next year and do Le Mans that way instead.

Non, ce n'est pas possible

wsn03

1,532 posts

61 months

Tuesday 22nd September
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icepop said:
Alex@POD said:
rider73 said:
grrr i think I've watched the ant and dec af and clio add thousand times now on Eurosport ad breaks
The very reason I paid a month's subscription to eurosport player, so I could watch it without adverts! To be fair, I got it to watch the bike 24h originally, but not having adverts has been great.
Why didn't you all just select the option of uninterrupted coverage, that was offered as standard on the Euro player screen, not a single Geordie in sight........or sound, as I think the commentary is great, tried RLM, but was just a load of old men rambling about 1970's, fine when at the circuit, where the alternative is French, but aweful compared to he Euro sport guys, far more insider knowledge, and a good amount of humour to keep you going.
I signed up to Eurosport annually, via the Eurosport website. What have I done wrong to receive so many commercial breaks for the car race, don't remember getting them for the bike race (though I could be wrong)?